Mid-week football practice update

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With one game, and one win, under its belt, the Birmingham-Southern football team is working hard in preparation for its home opener against LaGrange College this Saturday at noon at Vestavia Hills High School.

“We started our weekly routine this week, which is different from last year,” head coach Eddie Garfinkle said. “We cut back on the number of hours we spend with the players during the week, in order to give them more time to study. The players have Sunday off and Mondays are divided into football meetings, academic meetings, and weight lifting. Tuesday is a full pads practice. Wednesday and Thursday are shell practices (shorts and shoulder pads), and Friday is a shorts practice.

“Today was a good work day in full pads,” Garfinkle continued. “We have our players from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the week and that is it. As long as they come ready to work and have a great attitude, three hours is plenty.”